The End of Fortuna and the Rise of Modernity

Author:   Arndt Brendecke ,  Peter Vogt
Publisher:   De Gruyter
Edition:   Digital original
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9783110450422


Pages:   224
Publication Date:   25 September 2017
Format:   Hardback
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The late 16th century and the first half of the 17th century saw a final resurgence of the concept of Fortuna. Shortly thereafter, this goddess of chance and luck, who had survived for millennia, rapidly lost her cultural and intellectual relevance. This volume explores the late heyday and subsequent erasure of Fortuna. It examines vernacular traditions and confessional differences, analyses how the iconography and semantics of Fortuna motifs transformed, and traces the rise of complementary concepts such as those of probability, risk, fate and contingency. Thus, a multidisciplinary team of contributors sheds light on the surprising ways in which the end of Fortuna intersected with the rise of modernity.

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Author:   Arndt Brendecke ,  Peter Vogt
Publisher:   De Gruyter
Imprint:   De Gruyter Oldenbourg
Edition:   Digital original
Dimensions:   Width: 15.50cm , Height: 1.80cm , Length: 23.00cm
Weight:   0.457kg
ISBN:  

9783110450422


ISBN 10:   3110450429
Pages:   224
Publication Date:   25 September 2017
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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Arndt Brendecke und Peter Vogt, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munchen.

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